Alexandria Industries invested in a new aluminum extrusion press that will allow the company to increase its aluminum extrusion capabilities, extrude more complex product features and hold tighter tolerances while utilizing a variety of alloys. The company, which will gain an extra 30% in extrusion capacity, will add 19,000 square feet of space to its manufacturing facility in Alexandria, Minn., to accommodate the equipment. Construction is scheduled to begin soon.

The press, which is manufactured by Italy’s Presezzi Extrusion Group, will be equipped with the newest automation and mechanical technology, including a state-of-the-art magnetic billet heating system as well as automation, quench and safety management systems.